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Materials / Shaders (91 Tutorials)

Octane Render and Mograph Shaders in C4D

Octane Render and Mograph Shaders in C4D

June 29, 2015

Learn how to use the Mograph Shaders in C4D with Octane Render to achieve the look you want.

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Grow X-Particles With Mograph and the Proximal Shader

Grow X-Particles With Mograph and the Proximal Shader

June 29, 2015

Munk Studios offers this “silent tip” of how to grow X-Particles with Mograph and Proximal shaders.  This tutorial also uses xp turbulence, xp freeze, xp collision, xp spawn, xp trails, & displace deformer.

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FluidRay RT Tutorials Roundup #gettingstarted

FluidRay RT Tutorials Roundup #gettingstarted

March 24, 2015

FluidRay RT, the physically based renderer, has a bunch of great new tutorials up today. Instead of 12 posts, we’ll combine them into one handy page. If you’re a FluidRay RT user, you’ll want to bookmark this one!

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13 Cinema 4D Presentations From Siggraph 2014

September 23, 2014

If you weren’t able to make it out to SIGGRAPH 2014 this year well, you missed some good stuff. But never fear, Greyscalegorilla filmed their demonstrations and they are available to watch here!

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News: See What’s New in MAXON CINEMA 4D R16

August 7, 2014

Cinema 4D Release 16 places a greater emphasis than ever before on visual effects and realism, with key features like Motion Tracking and multi-layered reflections.  Here’s a wonderful collection of tutorials for all the great new features.

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Render an Abstract Low Poly Look in C4D – Greyscalegorilla

May 6, 2014

Nick Campbell of Greyscalegorilla creates an artistic low poly look based on color image refractions on transparent objects –  inspired by Justin Maller’s Facets renders.

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Waxy Shader in CINEMA 4D

Waxy Shader in CINEMA 4D

February 11, 2014

Tim Clapham at HelloLuxx has a new tutorial on making waxy looking elements with metaball typography in CINEMA 4D with lights and shaders.

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Tutorial: Creating Node-based Materials and Shaders Using cmNodes in Maxon Cinema 4D

December 16, 2013

Lester Banks gives you the rundown on how to use cmNodes, developed by Chris Montesano, to create some pretty powerful stuff within Maxon Cinema 4D.

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fancy bevels tutorial

Fancy Bevels with Element 3D (Lionsgate Logo)

December 10, 2013

We love a new Video Copilot tutorial on Tutorial Tuesday! Andrew Kramer explains how he created detailed bevels with Element 3D and added lens flares, light rays and camera movement for the Lionsgate Logo.

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talking toons tutorial

Talking Toons Episode 1 – Advanced Toon Shading (Basics 101)

September 23, 2013

It’s Tutorial Tuesday! This is part 1 in a 15 part series called Talking Toons. “Shaders are best used for Props, Particle FX, Organic and Hard Surface Objects, The Relationship Editor’s role, which Lights work best for Toon Shading, Normal Maps, Displacement Maps and the methods we will be using in the following episodes to come.”

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Quick Tip – Project Shadows When Using Element 3D

July 2, 2013

Adrian C. Koutz shares his technique for projecting real 3D shadows from Element 3D without the use of additional 3rd party scripts or plug-ins. He also describes composting the shadow into a scene realistically.

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Simple Car Rig in Video Copilot Element 3D

Simple Car Rig in Video Copilot Element 3D

May 7, 2013

Create a Simple Car Rig with Element 3D! This technique will work well for almost any 3D vehicle model. Be sure you are using Element 3D V1.6

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Use Video Copilot Metropolitan with Element 3D to Create a Realistic City Title

Use Video Copilot Metropolitan with Element 3D to Create a Realistic City Title

January 24, 2013

By Andrew Kramer/ Video Copilot: Use the new Metropolitan with Element 3D to create a realistic city title, Use Randomize Angle feature to distribute buildings into the scene

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Create a Shattering Glass Animation in Cinema 4D & AE – Part 3 Rendering

Create a Shattering Glass Animation in Cinema 4D & AE – Part 3 Rendering

December 27, 2012

Post at CGtuts+: “Today’s lesson is all about prepping for rendering. You’ll start by finalizing the animation with some slight tweaks to the timing. Once done you’ll move onto the material setup and learn how to create realistic glass and metal shaders using Cinema 4D’s intuitive material editor. Finally, Cyril will walk you through lighting the scene. This lesson includes building a dynamic light rig using XPresso and fine tuning it’s position to generate correct caustics at render time.”

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Image Based Lighting in Video Copilot Element 3D!

Image Based Lighting in Video Copilot Element 3D!

November 15, 2012

Andrew Kramer at Video Copilot has a new tutorial on a technique he didscovered for generating Imaged Based Lighting Effects with Video Copilot Element 3D! Use an environment map to illuminate a 3D scene with Element 3D. Andrew explains.

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